Definitions for midst
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word midst.
the location of something surrounded by other things
"in the midst of the crowd"
A place (literal or metaphoric) in the middle of something.
among, in the middle of
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Midmost; being in the middle.
Etymology: contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.
On earth join all ye creatures to extol
Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end. John Milton.
In the Slighted Maid, there is nothing in the first act but what might have been said or done in the fifth; nor any thing in the midst which might not have been placed in the beginning. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
All is well when nothing pleases but God, being thankful in the midst of his afflictions. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.
Arise, ye subtle spirits, that can spy
When love is enter’d in a female’s eye;
You that can read it in the midst of doubt,
And in the midst of frowns can find it out. Dryden.
Midst generally refers to the middle point or part of something. It can also be defined as the position of being among or surrounded by something.
the interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest
hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs
in the midst of; amidst
in the middle
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
midst, n. the middle.—adv. in the middle.—prep. amidst. [From the M. E. phrase in middle-s, in the midst, with excrescent t (cf. whil-s-t).]
The numerical value of midst in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of midst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Even in the midst of COVID, in the midst of everything that we’re going through, this is a country where hope and opportunities is always, ever present, it’s just great when New York shows the entire country of how we come back.
It would be a major failure on the part of everybody involved to have a lot of people die from malaria in the midst of the Ebola epidemic, i would be surprised if there were not an increase in unnecessary malaria deaths in the midst of all this, and a lot of those will be young children.
People who find themselves in the midst of a historic moment don't always realize that they are in the midst of a historic moment.
We want the community to know we've got an extra set of eyes and ears in the midst of the demonstrations.
In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.
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